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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Thaw ...  Det. Insp. Jack Regan 53 episodes, 1975-1978
Dennis Waterman ...  Det. Sgt. George Carter 53 episodes, 1975-1978
Garfield Morgan ...  Det. Chief Insp. Frank Haskins 45 episodes, 1975-1978
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Jack Regan is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police (called 'the Sweeney' from the Cockney rhyming slang 'Sweeney Todd' = 'Flying Squad'). He pursues villains by methods which are underhanded and often illegal themselves, frequently violent and more often than not successful. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

1974 (UK) See more »

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Deckname Sweeney See more »

Filming Locations:

Battersea, London, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(53 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Thaw was only thirty-two when the series began, although many people thought he was older. See more »

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Birds, booze and blags - shut it you slag!!!
11 May 2005 | by andy-1047See all my reviews

After a hard day at work, I like nothing better than to pour myself a large Scotch, settle down on the sofa, switch on the DVD player and tell the bird to shut it as I watch those diamond geezers from the flying squad getting all tooled up for another blag. This series is without a doubt an absolute classic and if you remember the seventies - this was essential viewing. John Thaw's Regan and Dennis Waterman's Carter were no nonsense coppers who went up against a London full of well dodgy villains. Sawn-off shotguns, pick axe handles, car chases, fights, flared trousers and sideburns galore as our heros battle and bring to justice the various blaggers operating on their manor while at the same time drowning themselves in booze, smoking like chimneys and chatting up the birds. Gloriously politically incorrect this was a series which we will sadly never see the like again. In a word, magnificent!


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